PSIR Optional : Justice as Fairness by Shubhra Ranjan

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Emotional Intelligence is the unique intersection of the heart and head, which is very important in the current working environment of civil servants. Explain. (10 marks)

Q2. Emotional Intelligence is the unique intersection of the heart and head, which is very important in the current working environment of civil servants. Explain. (10 marks) Approach: Introduce EI as the unique intersection of the heart and head Discuss the factors due to which EI is very important in the current working environment of … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence is the unique intersection of the heart and head, which is very important in the current working environment of civil servants. Explain. (10 marks)

Discuss the role of family in inculcating values in a person. (10 marks)

Q1. Discuss the role of family in inculcating values in a person. (10 marks) Approach: Introduce by explaining values Discuss the role of the family in inculcating values, giving examples of both good and bad Conclude appropriately Model Answer : Values are an individual/group's own principles or qualities guiding their judgment and behaviour. They can … Continue reading Discuss the role of family in inculcating values in a person. (10 marks)

Everything about Ramkrishna Mission

Ramakrishna Mission • It is an embodiment of the synthesis of ancient Indian and modern western cultures. • Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1836-86) was the founder of this socio-religious movement. • Formally, the Mission was founded in May 1897 by Paramahamsa’s disciple, Narendranath Dutta, who was later on known as Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902). Objectives of the Mission • … Continue reading Everything about Ramkrishna Mission

Q.What are bio ethics? Why has its importance increased recently? Discuss one bio ethical issue of eminence in recent times.

Bioethics is a field of applied ethics which involves ethical issues related to living beings and concerns three broad areas namely medical ethics (health care, health science, and health policy), animal ethics, and environmental ethics. It involves not just doctors, but patients,scientists, activists and policy makers and public at large. The increase of the importance … Continue reading Q.What are bio ethics? Why has its importance increased recently? Discuss one bio ethical issue of eminence in recent times.

What is the relevance of probity in governance? What steps can be taken to promote it.

For any country to survive and prosper there should be a continuous growth, optimal utilization of resources using state of the art technology and reduction of economic disparities so that all sections and regions of the country contribute to its growth. It is even more a necessity for a country like India where a sizable … Continue reading What is the relevance of probity in governance? What steps can be taken to promote it.

Ethics case study

You are the Secretary of a State IAS Officers Association(SIOA). Recently, a senior IAS Officer posted as Chairman of the State Staff Selection Commission was arrested in connection with a question paper leak scam. Following his arrest, many IAS officers have approached you to organize a collective action to seek justice for him. They are … Continue reading Ethics case study

Ethics Case Study

The leader of a prominent social group has been facing trial in a criminal case. The court is expected to deliver the verdict in two days. Ahead of the verdict, a large number of members of this group from various parts of State have flocked en masse to the city where the court is located. … Continue reading Ethics Case Study

Ethics Case Study-1

A close friend of your joins a reputed construction firm. He is assigned to a project under which the company is building a flyover in a metropolitan city. In his very first week on the job, as he inspects the construction designs, he realizes that there is a potentially dangerous flaw in the design, which … Continue reading Ethics Case Study-1

Given a choice between the two, an organization should focus more on its culture than its regulations. Do you agree? (150 words – 10 marks)

Yes, I agree. The structure of an organization comprises the rules and procedures on the basis of which it is created and functions. A good structure is necessary for better performance, but is not sufficient. Rules and procedures can be effective only when interpreted and implemented in letter and spirit. This cannot be mandated by … Continue reading Given a choice between the two, an organization should focus more on its culture than its regulations. Do you agree? (150 words – 10 marks)

Accountability without responsibility is like a bird without wings. Comment. (150 words – 10 marks)

Accountability is necessary for better governance but not sufficient. It has some fundamental limitations which can be overcome only by performing our duties with a sense of responsibility. Such limitations include: i) Difficulties in constantly monitoring the various activities of subordinates. ii) Accountability can consider quantity but not quality. In situations where discretion is involved, … Continue reading Accountability without responsibility is like a bird without wings. Comment. (150 words – 10 marks)

Any attempt by an institution to withhold information from its stakeholders should invite strict censure. Do you agree?

No, I do not completely agree. There may be situations where information would need to be withheld for larger public interest. Such circumstances can arise when the matter concerns: i. Preserving national security e.g. it would be wrong for the media to relay live coverage of a terror attack while the operation is still in progress, … Continue reading Any attempt by an institution to withhold information from its stakeholders should invite strict censure. Do you agree?

There are unjust laws, just as there are unjust men. Explain with a suitable example. (150 words – 10 marks)

The words of Mahatma Gandhi were from his struggle in South Africa against the unjust racial laws. Laws protect the rights of people and regulate the civil activities. In most of the cases, laws are on the lines of ethical principles. But, there are also several laws which are clearly unethical. For example laws made … Continue reading There are unjust laws, just as there are unjust men. Explain with a suitable example. (150 words – 10 marks)

What are the ethical concerns involved in a country’s decision to deny asylum to refugees?

Such ethical concerns can be considered in two time-frames. Short-term concerns: i. Greater strain on scarce national resources, at the expense of ones own citizens. ii. Security risks, since the refugees are more vulnerable to recruitment by terror groups. iii. Provides no clear benefits to the host country, apart from possibly a moral high ground. … Continue reading What are the ethical concerns involved in a country’s decision to deny asylum to refugees?

Case Study 3 – Ethics

You are Ms. A, an investigator working with an insurance company. Recently, a case was forwarded to you for investigation. This case pertains to an insurance claim of Rs. 2 crores, made with respect to the maturity of a life insurance policy. The company’s suspicion has been aroused because only 6 instalments of this policy … Continue reading Case Study 3 – Ethics

Case Study-2 Ethics

You are the CEO of a prominent IT Company, based in Bengaluru. Recently, your company has successfully developed a software which seamlessly translates many regional languages into English. The applications of this software are multi-fold and are expected to generate a lot of revenue for the company. A few days after the software is released, … Continue reading Case Study-2 Ethics

Case Study Ethics

A jawan in the Indian Army is extremely disillusioned with his present working conditions. Stationed at a high-altitude border post, he struggles with the hostile weather, the risk of enemy gunfire and the stress of constantly being in a state of high alertness. Such stress if further compounded by the poor living conditions and a … Continue reading Case Study Ethics

What are the challenges associated with the institutional and societal framework for fighting corruption? (150 words – 10 marks)

The legal and institutional framework to curb corruption is well developed in the country and there are various bodies in place for implementing anti-corruption policies and raising awareness on corruption issues, but still it faces the following problems:  CVC: Needs prior sanction to prosecute. Cannot probe officials below Joint Secretary level until government refers … Continue reading What are the challenges associated with the institutional and societal framework for fighting corruption? (150 words – 10 marks)

What is dynamic pricing? Examine the ethical issues involved in dynamic pricing by a private firm and by a govt. organization. (150 words – 10 marks)

Dynamic pricing is a pricing strategy wherein the price is not firmly set; instead it changes based on changing circumstances, such as increases in demand at certain times, type of customer being targeted or changing marketing conditions. The fundamental concern w.r.t. dynamic pricing strategies is the availability of viable alternatives. This ensures that any such mechanism provides … Continue reading What is dynamic pricing? Examine the ethical issues involved in dynamic pricing by a private firm and by a govt. organization. (150 words – 10 marks)

Discuss the Seven Principles of Public Life given by the Nolan Committee. (150 words – 10 marks)

The Nolan Committee provides 7 Principles which state that holders of public office should: i) Selflessness: act solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other benefits for themselves, their family or their friends. ii) Integrity: Not place themselves under any financial or other obligation … Continue reading Discuss the Seven Principles of Public Life given by the Nolan Committee. (150 words – 10 marks)

When the objective is noble, the means do not matter. Do you agree? Justify your stand with a suitable example. (150 words – 10 marks)

No, I do not completely agree with the statement. Even if the objective is noble, the means through which it is to be achieved must not be compromised. For, if they are compromised, the objective itself may lose relevance. A case in point is the program of forced sterilizations that India witnessed in the 1970s. … Continue reading When the objective is noble, the means do not matter. Do you agree? Justify your stand with a suitable example. (150 words – 10 marks)

 What is service quality? How can it be improved? (150 words – 10 marks)

Service quality can be defined as the difference between customer expectations and customer perceptions. If expectations are greater than the customer’s perceptions about service experience and outcome, the perceived quality is not satisfactory. This emphasizes the fact that in assessing service quality, it is the perspective of the customer that should be given precedence. Improving … Continue reading  What is service quality? How can it be improved? (150 words – 10 marks)

About the Direct Benefit Transfer

The program aims to transfer subsidies directly to the people through their bank accounts. Crediting subsidies directly into bank accounts help reduce leakages, delays, etc. DBT has now extended to most of the government schemes. DBT has two components: Subsidy: When a government meets a part of the cost of providing a good or service to a … Continue reading About the Direct Benefit Transfer

WRITS Under Article 32

Literal Meaning Habeas Corpus - to have the body of Mandamus - command/order to do the duty to public official Prohibition - to forbid higher court to lower court - prevent from exceeding the jurisdiction (in between the trial) Certiorari - to be certified - superior court to inferior court to squash the order or … Continue reading WRITS Under Article 32

​Why India faces huge corruption?

​Why India faces huge corruption? • Colonial Legacy of unchallenged authority and abritary use of power • Asymmetry of power. Reduces societal pressure to conform to ethical behavior  • Conscious choice of our economic policies which put citizen at the mercy of state - Monopoly - Corruption.  • Over Centralization - Power is exercised more … Continue reading ​Why India faces huge corruption?

Law Commission of India

Law Commission of India • The first Law Commission was established in 1834 under the Charter Act of 1833 under the Chairmanship of Lord Macaulay which recommended codification of the Penal Code, the Criminal Procedure Code and a few other matters.  • After independence,  though the Constitution stipulated the continuation of pre-Constitution Laws (Article 372) … Continue reading Law Commission of India

Indian National Anthem

Indian National Anthem Facts ​• Jana Gana Mana is the national anthem of India. • The underlying message of Jana Gana Mana is pluralism.  • Jana Gana Mana was written on 11 December 1911. • It was first sung on 27 December 1911 at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress and again in … Continue reading Indian National Anthem

Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

​Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership. In preparing for battle I … Continue reading Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

Alexander Graham Bell

​Alexander Graham Bell When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. … Continue reading Alexander Graham Bell

Thomas Edison

​Thomas Edison I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success … Continue reading Thomas Edison

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Benjamin Franklin Quotes  They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes. You … Continue reading Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Rudyard Kipling Quotes

Rudyard Kipling Quotes Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty. I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. For the strength of … Continue reading Rudyard Kipling Quotes

George Orwell

George Orwell Quotes Inn a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever. Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. All animals are equal, but some … Continue reading George Orwell

Charles Dickens Quotes

​Charles Dickens No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man … Continue reading Charles Dickens Quotes

William Shakespeare Quotes

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. The course of true love never did run smooth. There is nothing … Continue reading William Shakespeare Quotes

George Bernard Shaw – Quotes

​George Bernard Shaw Quotes A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it. Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream … Continue reading George Bernard Shaw – Quotes

​Michel Foucault

​Michel Foucault Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art. In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating. Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority … Continue reading ​Michel Foucault

​Henry David Thoreau – The one who influenced Mahatma Gandhi

Henry David Thoreau Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify. Things do not change; we change. Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be … Continue reading ​Henry David Thoreau – The one who influenced Mahatma Gandhi

Friedrich Hegel Quotes – Ardent defendant of State as an Institution

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think. Education is the art of making man ethical. Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are … Continue reading Friedrich Hegel Quotes – Ardent defendant of State as an Institution

Leo Tolstoy – Quotes – Influenced Mahatma Gandhi 

Leo Tolstoy Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. If you want to be happy, be. All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. The two most powerful warriors are patience … Continue reading Leo Tolstoy – Quotes – Influenced Mahatma Gandhi 

​leon trotsky – Quotes- Russian Revolutionary

​leon trotsky The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end. Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man. Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies. You may not be … Continue reading ​leon trotsky – Quotes- Russian Revolutionary

​Che Guevara

​Che Guevara The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. Silence is argument carried out by other means. I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man. If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then … Continue reading ​Che Guevara

​Fidel Castro – Quotes to support Socialism and Communism 

​Fidel Castro Quotes A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past. They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America? I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy … Continue reading ​Fidel Castro – Quotes to support Socialism and Communism 

Deng Xiaoping – Quotes

It doesn't matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice. Keep a cool head and maintain a low profile. Never take the lead - but aim to do something big. Young leading cadres have risen up by helicopter. They should really rise step by step.

Mao Zedong – Quotes to support socialism, communism 

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun. Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed. An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a … Continue reading Mao Zedong – Quotes to support socialism, communism 

Vladimir Lenin – Quotes for support of Socialism and Communism

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. The goal of socialism is communism. Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners. One man with a gun can control 100 without one. Give me … Continue reading Vladimir Lenin – Quotes for support of Socialism and Communism

Ramakrishna – Spiritual Quotes 

God is in all men, but all men are not in God; that is why we suffer. If you must be mad, be it not for the things of the world. Be mad with the love of God. When the divine vision is attained, all appear equal; and there remains no distinction of good and … Continue reading Ramakrishna – Spiritual Quotes 

Thomas Aquinas Quotes

​Thomas Aquinas The things that we love tell us what we are. There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths … Continue reading Thomas Aquinas Quotes

​​Albert Einstein Quotes on Everything

​Albert Einstein Quotes Imagination is more important than knowledge. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. Two things … Continue reading ​​Albert Einstein Quotes on Everything

Franklin D Roosevelt Quotes 

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, … Continue reading Franklin D Roosevelt Quotes 

Dalai Lama – Quotes on Peace, Life and Just World

​Dalai Lama - Quotes on Spirituality, Peace, Life, Hope, Justice which can be used in ethical cases and Essays. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. … Continue reading Dalai Lama – Quotes on Peace, Life and Just World

Nelson Mandela Quotes

​Nelson Mandela Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. It always seems impossible until it's done. … Continue reading Nelson Mandela Quotes

Vladimir Putin Quotes

We don't need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole. We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them. The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious … Continue reading Vladimir Putin Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes on Equality, Fraternity and Freedom 

​Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes on Equality, Fraternity and Freedom to use in Essay and Ethics Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes on Equality, Fraternity and Freedom 

John F Kennedy Quotes

​John F Kennedy Quotes - ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country. Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. Those who … Continue reading John F Kennedy Quotes

Sun Tzu Quotes on Warfare and Realist Politics

​Sun Tzu All warfare is based on deception. Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. The supreme art of war is … Continue reading Sun Tzu Quotes on Warfare and Realist Politics

Jean-Paul Satre Quotes

Jean-Paul Satre Quotes Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you. Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. If you are lonely when you are … Continue reading Jean-Paul Satre Quotes

Edmund Burke Quotes to support State as an Institution

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it. When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall … Continue reading Edmund Burke Quotes to support State as an Institution

F​riedrich Nietzsche Quotes

Friedrich Nietzsche That which does not kill us makes us stronger. He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. In individuals, insanity … Continue reading F​riedrich Nietzsche Quotes

Mother Teresa – Quotes on Peace

​Mother Teresa Quotes If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes … Continue reading Mother Teresa – Quotes on Peace

Immanuel Kant Quotes – Use for Ethical Case Studies

​Immanuel Kant Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law. So act that your principle of action might safely … Continue reading Immanuel Kant Quotes – Use for Ethical Case Studies

​Confucius Quotes on Everything

​Confucius Quotes Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your … Continue reading ​Confucius Quotes on Everything

Barak Obama – Quotes  On Hope, Life, Modern Issues

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress. The future rewards those who press on. I … Continue reading Barak Obama – Quotes  On Hope, Life, Modern Issues

Atal Bihari Vajpayee -Quotes to use in International Relations

​Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quotes Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary. You can change friends but not neighbours. Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries. We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest. … Continue reading Atal Bihari Vajpayee -Quotes to use in International Relations

Winston Churchill – Quotes which gives hope for optimistic Future

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. If you're going through hell, keep going. You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen … Continue reading Winston Churchill – Quotes which gives hope for optimistic Future

Adolf Hitler Quotes

Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live. If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed. He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future. Make the lie … Continue reading Adolf Hitler Quotes

Hannah Arendt -VIP Quotes for Essay and Ethics

​Hannah Arendt The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution. The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only … Continue reading Hannah Arendt -VIP Quotes for Essay and Ethics

Voltaire Quotes For Ethical and Political Questions and Essays

Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers. I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it. Common sense is genius in homespun. II Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. Every man is guilty of all the … Continue reading Voltaire Quotes For Ethical and Political Questions and Essays

Jeremy Bentham’s Quotes – Father of Utilitarianism

Jeremy Bentham Quotes The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong. The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer? Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at … Continue reading Jeremy Bentham’s Quotes – Father of Utilitarianism

George Washington – Quotes on Everything From Life to State

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and … Continue reading George Washington – Quotes on Everything From Life to State

Thomas Jefferson Quotes – Declaration of American Independence

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political … Continue reading Thomas Jefferson Quotes – Declaration of American Independence

Montesquieu Quotes – Use in Political Essays

There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice. Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed. I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool but be … Continue reading Montesquieu Quotes – Use in Political Essays

Pramhansa Yogananda

Paramhansa Yogananda - Spiritual quotes Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along. The season of failure is the best … Continue reading Pramhansa Yogananda

Vivekananda Quotes on Spiritualism and Life

​Vivekananda Quotes You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. The world is the … Continue reading Vivekananda Quotes on Spiritualism and Life

J.S. Mill Quotes -Father of Liberalism

​John Stuart  Mill One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests. A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most … Continue reading J.S. Mill Quotes -Father of Liberalism

Joseph Stalin Quotes – Can be used for Realist Political Essays.

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at … Continue reading Joseph Stalin Quotes – Can be used for Realist Political Essays.

John Locke Quotes – Use to defend Liberal State and Preserving Democracy

John Locke I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions. The … Continue reading John Locke Quotes – Use to defend Liberal State and Preserving Democracy

Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. The butterfly counts not months … Continue reading Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

Abraham Lincoln Quotes for Essay

​Abraham Lincoln Quotes Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Always … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln Quotes for Essay

Karl Marx – Quotes

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people. There is a specter haunting Europe, the specter of Communism. The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is … Continue reading Karl Marx – Quotes

Mahatma Gandhi – Quotes For Essays

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind. Live as if … Continue reading Mahatma Gandhi – Quotes For Essays

CSE Mains General Studies Paper – IV

CSE Mains General Studies Paper - IV Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude) This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. … Continue reading CSE Mains General Studies Paper – IV